Epsilon  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Origin: Brazil
Parent System: Cruzeiro do Sul
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Delta and Gamma
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Description: The Cruzeiro do Sul (Southern Cross) is a family of environment-friendly space launch vehicles being developed by Brazil with technical assistance from Russia. The three-stage Cruzeiro do Sul rockets will leverage technologies developed under the Russia's Angara space launch system such as the RD-191 liquid propellant engine at the first stage. The upper stage motor will be the same employed on Molniya launcher. The third stage will utilize a solid propellant booster developed by Brazil for upgraded VLS-1 rockets. The new space vehicle family might be ready for its first commercial launch by 2015.

The Cruzeiro do Sul Epsilon is a heavy class three-stage launch vehicle with three identical units powered by RD-191 liquid-propellant motors as its first stage. These three units are the same single unit first stages of the Delta and Gamma rockets. It is being designed to put a 4 tons payload into Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO) from near-equatorial location in Alcantara launch site.

Epsilon Specifications

Number of Stages: 3
Weight
Payload to GEO: 4 ton (8,818 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


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Propulsion Systems
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